Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has promised to improve on the state’s security architecture after police foiled attempt by Boko Haram terrorists to attack the state.
He also assured residents that the city is safe, hours after suspected members of the terrorist Boko Haram sect were apprehended and their plan foiled by security operatives, before they could attack a university in the state.
In a statement signed by his Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, Sanwo-Olu “praised the gallantry of officers of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army who foiled an attempted attack on one of the universities in Lagos.”
Referring to the operation that led to “the arrest of the Boko Haram suspects by the military operatives, the governor maintained that the security apparatus of the state has strategies in place to forestall any threat to the peace that exists in Lagos.”
Omotoso assured citizens that Governor Sanwo-Olu “will continue to provide the equipment and resources that are necessary to fortify the security machinery of the state,” maintaining that “Lagos remains safe and residents should maintain peaceful co-existence with one another.”
Governor Sanwo-Olu also appealed to “Lagosians to complement the efforts of the security agencies by being observant, always,” and report “any influx of unfamiliar people to law enforcement agencies because security is the responsibility of all.”
The governor is also encouraging Lagosians to report “unusual movements” to “the Lagos state government through its emergency toll-free lines – 767 or 112.”